CAJUN ACCORDION DISCUSSION GROUP
Big knows his stuff!!
so what IS this top-secret Mystery Tune?
[i just learned 'the harlem shuffle' in
G minor on my Bflat box, i play it all on the
1-4 buttons, very low and cool sounding..]
It's not really top-secret .. It's my
"Amiral Rouge" (c) 2004 song.
(Of course, Amiral Rouge = "Red Admiral" which
is a buttery fly of the family Vanessa Atalanta.)
At 1:45 into the tune, I play a variation on the
main theme using the lowest pitched buttons
on a high-"F" box.
Although the riff can be played elsewhere on the
box, it's the only place that one can drone that
button #1/#2 pitch on push & pull along with the
PS: We godda get back to Atlanta & see you guys
but you know what i am going to say -
if you WROTE the song, you could also
have written it without needing that note!!
The "riff" using the #1/#2 buttons was the heart of
the tune, and everything else was played around
the riff to develop and support it.
i.e., the riff came first.
On a 9-button box, the song would have never got invented
Incidently, thanks for the compliments .. that
was done a couple of years back now ..
You can also get a cord on button 1,2,and 3 on push or pull. so maybe there's use there. Hummmmmmmmm!
I really like the German made 114 Hohners.. plebian and cool.. lots of good music has been made on these
I have had handmade Itailian, Quebec and Cajun made boxes but for all around fun... 114
That said.. if you want a smaller lighter box and still have 10 buttons.. consider Claude's Castagnari..
It's in 12TEt tuning and a scrid off dry.. but it's an outstanding handmade box..
I play Irish and Quebec on 1 rows.. I use the #1 button..